SEC awards $2.5 billion One OIT contract to Attain and two other consultancies

31 July 2018 3 min. read

Virginia-based management and technology consultancy Attain was one of three consulting firms to be awarded an unrestricted contract slot in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s One OIT project. The $2.5 billion initiative streamlines the SEC’s IT services purchases down to three unrestricted contracts and 15 small business slots.

Earlier in the year, the Securities and Exchange Commission – the agency which enforces federal securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) laws – announced that it was looking to overhaul the way it purchases IT services. The proposed One OIT (Office of Information Technology) contract aims to speed up acquisition and reduce costs by slimming down hundreds of IT contracts to three unrestricted awards and 15 contracts for small businesses.

“This multiple-award IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) will be an SEC OIT-wide strategic sourcing vehicle to provide a streamlined process to procure the comprehensive suite of IT services and IT solutions to support IT systems and software development in a variety of environments and infrastructures,” said the SEC’s statement of objectives for the contract.

The $2.5 billion contract modernizes how the SEC purchases IT services like infrastructure, analytics, tools, and applications, as well as most other tech needs – for up to 10 years. The agency announced that the unrestricted contract slots had been awarded to management and technology consulting firm Attain, government-focused consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Federal Services division of technology consulting behemoth Accenture.SEC awards $2.5 billion One OIT contract to Attain and two other consultanciesBased out of McLean, Virginia, Attain provides management and tech consulting services to clients in the government, healthcare, education, and non-profit markets. The firm supported the first large-scale implementation of cloud computing at a federal department, and has served over 70 of the top medical centers and research institution in the US.

In the area of tech consulting, Attain’s service suite includes app development, cloud, CRM, digital, ERP, health IT, infrastructure, and analytics services. The firm partners with leading tech providers like SAP, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Apple to provide the best solutions for a given client’s needs.

"Attain is honored to be selected among an elite group by the SEC for continued delivery of information technology services to the agency on the One IT contract," commented Attain President and COO Manish Agarwal. "Through this project, we will leverage Attain's deep expertise in digital transformation, our consultative approach to business solutions, and robust delivery excellence program.”

“We are committed to supporting the SEC as it continues to transform and innovate in support of its vital mission to protect investors and maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets," he added.

The massive 10-year contract will cover enterprise IT services for the SEC in six channels, including platform and applications development; operations and maintenance; business solutions delivery; information security; data management and analytics; IT governance; and technology business management.

In other government IT consulting news, Capgemini was awarded a $79 million digital services integration contract with the State of Texas. The leading tech consultancy will support the Texas Department of Information Resources in the adoption of emerging technologies across local and municipal governments and state agencies.